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Raspberry Pi gets £48 touchscreen

The Raspberry Pi now has an official touch display. The 7-inch screen might not match your iPhone's Retina display, but it <i>can</i> be used to turn the Pi …

25-minute walk could add seven years to life

New research shows that exercise can delay the ageing process, with experts suggesting one walk a day could halve the risk of heart attack death and add seven years to the lifespan<p>Just 25 minutes of brisk walking a day could add to seven years to your life, heart experts have said.<p>Researchers said …

Biomedicine

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels connecting the brain to the immune system.<p>That physical link was long thought absent, …

Neuroscience

Here's What Texting Really Does to Your Spine

The adult head weighs about 10 to 12 pounds, so when you're standing upright with perfect posture, that's the amount of stress that's on your spine. According to the new research, tilting your head forward increases the amount of stress—and therefore weight—on your spine. When you tilt just 15 …

Inside the race to create the next generation of satellite internet

Is the sky big enough for two multi-billion dollar satellite internet projects? In the next two years, we’ll find out if entrepreneurs driven by human betterment—one looking up at the heavens and humanity’s future, the other looking down to the earth’s neediest—can share a shot at creating the next …

Space Travel

Government malware spied on cybersecurity company, possibly Iran nuclear talks

A successor to Stuxnet, the sophisticated piece of malware that infected Iran's nuclear centrifuges around 2010, managed to infiltrate one of the most high-profile cybersecurity groups. Today, Kaspersky Labs published a postmortem on what it calls Duqu 2.0, a derivative of the Duqu program it …

Kaspersky Lab

The NSA is still conducting mass surveillance of the US internet to find cyberattacks

The NSA is scanning US web traffic for specific malware signatures, according to new Snowden documents published by <i>The New York Times</i> and <i>ProPublica</i>. Previous documents have shown the NSA and GCHQ collecting data from undersea data cables, but this is the most comprehensive look at how the NSA uses …

Why Is It So Hard to Track Police Killings?

Two newspapers succeed where the federal government has failed, and new legislation seems unlikely to solve the problem.<p>The recent spate of highly publicized killings of black men by police officers has driven many people to wonder how common such police violence is. Incredibly, no one knows—not …

National Geographic Magazine

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Extreme Sports

Tesla's new low-cost battery: 'the missing piece' in sustainable energy?

Will the world become battery-powered? That’s certainly the ambition of Elon Musk, the PayPal billionaire turned would-be space explorer and electric car baron.<p>On Thursday night, Musk unveiled what he called “the missing piece” in sustainable energy: a range of batteries that can be used in homes …

Clean Energy

29 Movie Snacks You'll Want to Sneak In

We're all about strategizing snacks when we go to the movies, because sometimes candy and popcorn just don't cut it.<p><b>We're all about strategizing snacks when we go to the movies</b>, because sometimes candy and popcorn just don't cut it. Ideal movie snacks are bottomless and keep you snacking happy long …

Food

How collapsing bookshelves inspired Ross Ulbricht to launch illegal drug marketplace Silk Road

In a new Wired feature, we get a closer look into who Ulbricht was before he formed Silk Road.<p>He was sort of a lost soul. He studied undergrad physics at the University of Texas Dallas, and then attended Pennsylvania State for graduate school. Following grad school he had a series of failed …

L.A.'s Love/Hate Relationship With Waze Continues

One councilmember is pushing the city to partner with the app to reduce congestion on residential streets.<p>As L.A.'s infamous I-405 widening project dragged on, the 2010 arrival of Waze felt like a godsend to the city's perennially road-locked drivers. The app's real-time, crowd-sourced traffic …

This Self-Powered Video Camera Can Keep Recording Forever

Long after human civilization has crumbled, the cameras documenting the aftermath might remain.<p>A new type of video camera is entirely self-powered. Developed by researchers at Columbia University, it can go on forever, continuously recording one image per second of “a well-lit indoor scene”.<p>The …

Home Automation System Seed Labs Launches Silvair Control To Make Your Lightbulbs Smart

As our homes becoming increasingly wired (or unwired) it’s important for our teakettles to talk to our fridges and, potentially, for both to gang up on our vacuums. But how? They can now use something called the Silvair Control from Seed Labs.<p>We last met up with Seed Labs last November when they …

Roland adds modular options to its AIRA synths

Just over a year ago, Roland unveiled its successor to the iconic 808 and 909 instruments that have a firm grasp on the modern music landscape. That drum machine, the TR-8, was part of a new AIRA line with the System-1 synthesizer, TB-3 bass synth and VT-3 vocal processor. At this year's Musikmesse …

10 Garden Ideas to Steal from India

What did Indian gardens look like before the invaders arrived? The Mughals imposed their 16th century Persian constraints–they were all for walls and …

Landscaping

10 Insanely Gorgeous, Under-The-Radar European Destinations

The value of the dollar against the euro is the highest it has been in years, making now the perfect time to take that trip you've been meaning to plan. But instead of the usual suspects (lookin' at you, London and Paris), why not try one of these under-the-radar spots that are far less crowded but …

Wi-Fi on planes opens door to in-flight hacking, warns US watchdog

Hackers on commercial flights could now bring down the plane they are on by using the on board Wi-Fi, a US government watchdog has warned.<p>The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) does not suggest it would be easy to do but it points out that as airlines and the Federal Aviation Administration …

FAA

The Virtue of Being Short

Taller does not mean healthier. It's more likely the opposite.<p>If you've ever had a tall man stand in front of you at a concert, blocking your view, and wished that he would have a heart attack, the odds were against you.<p>Tall men are less likely to develop heart disease than are short men, according …

Wound-healing laser soon to be a reality: Israeli scientist | Reuters

Closing wounds and surgical incisions with a laser is a step closer to reality, Israeli scientists say.<p>The futuristic technique is better than current methods which damage tissue and can cause scarring, researchers from Tel Aviv University believe.<p>Head of the Applied Physics Department Abraham …

Nanotech

How to Hack Your Body to Live Past 120

A high-profile group of futurists is exploring the possibility of extending human life. How will they do it? Treat the body like a computer.<p>For as …

Singularity

Japanese Court Orders Google To Delete Critical Reviews From Google Maps

There’s troubling news in Japan today, after Google was told to delete two critical customer reviews from its Google Maps service.<p>The Chiba District Court today issued a preliminary injunction forcing the U.S. internet company to remove two anonymous reviews for an undisclosed medical clinic in the …

China's 'Great Cannon' can intercept and redirect web traffic

Alongside the Great Firewall, China has been developing a new way to intercept and redirect internet traffic, according to a new report from Citizen Lab. The report looks at the recent denial-of-service attack against Github, which flooded the site with bad traffic for five days, resulting in …

Information Security

Q&A: Inside the World's Largest Indoor Farm

A Japanese company's futuristic approach to farming could revolutionize how we grow our food.<p>An abandoned Sony factory in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, has been transformed into what could very well be the farm of the future.<p>Shigeharu Shimamura, a plant physiologist and CEO of Mirai, has constructed …

FarmedHere, Nation's Largest Indoor Vertical Farm, Opens In Chicago Area (PHOTOS)

Occupying 90,000 square feet of a formerly abandoned suburban Chicago warehouse, FarmedHere is not only the first indoor vertical farm of its kind in the nation -- it's also the largest.<p>Celebrating its grand opening in Bedford Park, Ill., on Friday, FarmedHere utilizes a soil-free, aquaponic …

Tech entrepreneurs set their sights on urban farming

In the workshop of clean technology startup incubator Greentown Labs outside of Boston, there’s a piece of equipment you would not have found a few years ago: an indoor garden.<p>The garden is a testing lab for Grove Labs, a company designing an appliance to grow leafy green vegetables indoors. Its …

The Future of Agriculture? Indoor Farms Powered by LEDs

A warehouse full of lettuce might not be the first place you would expect to find the next Industrial Revolution. But follow the LED lights and …

Farming